MTRCB Chief Inspires DMI Members
Photo shows MTRCB Chair Toto Villareal (seated, 2nd from right) with members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate St. Paul of the Cross Circle.
Atty. Eugenio “Toto” Villareal, Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), recently gave a mini-Matalinong Panonood seminar to members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate International (DMI). The event was held at the Liezl Martinez Hall of the MTRCB building last September 7.
Atty. Villareal enjoined the association of Catholic women to wear the so-called “parent’s hat” and promote audience sensitivity, particularly in regard to the vulnerable sectors such as children, women, elders, and persons with disabilities.
Meanwhile, fueled by its mandate to “empower and protect the welfare of its stakeholders towards media literacy,” the MTRCB continues to mount “Matalinong Panonood” activities for every Juan and Juana.
Coming on the heels of the successful “Values Formation Family Day” opening at Amoranto Multi-purpose Theatre on September 12, the MTRCB will be holding two more seminars on September 24 and 26, all through the initiative and support of the Quezon City government. The MTRCB will also continue to walk its talk at Angelicum College on September 16, Amber Business Center Ortigas on September 19, and at the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Diocesan Shrine and Parish in Antipolo City on October 29.
“We have been going by groups to various provinces, schools, dioceses, and other organizations on a nationwide information campaign. We believe that the ratings and classification system, anchored on age-appropriateness of particular content, will serve no purpose if it is not understood and effectively used by the audience,” Chair Toto Villareal said./MP